Can You Freeze Kraft Singles?

by Charlie

The Kraft Single cheese slices have been around for a long time. Kraft has become a household name, and Kraft Single cheese slices go into a whole lot of different meals. One loveable feature of Kraft Singles is that they’re void of artificial colors and flavors.

The cheese slices can be used in making deluxe breakfast burgers, cheesy sriracha burgers, grilled cheese with ham, and a lot more. One wrapper containing 24 slices of Kraft singles costs about $3.97 on Walmart.

I believe that most people grab more than a 24-slice pack of Kraft Singles when they go shopping. This way, you have sufficient cheese slices to use at home whenever the need arises.

Since you won’t be using all those cheese slices at once, it is important to preserve them. You may be wondering if it’s possible to freeze Kraft Singles – Yes, you can freeze Kraft Singles cheese slices. When frozen the right way, your Kraft Singles cheese slices will retain their quality over a long period of time. Usually, the cheese can be kept safely in the freezer for up to 2 or 3 months.

Kraft Singles American cheese is manufactured in a way that allows it to last longer than other cheese types. However, you should know that the integrity of your Kraft cheese’s texture will most likely be compromised after being frozen and thawed.  

Freezing Kraft Singles

The Kraft Singles cheese goes well with various meals. Your bulk quantity of the cheese is actually processed to have a long shelf life even when it isn’t in a freezer – Freezing just makes it last even longer.

Processed cheese is used to make Kraft Singles American cheese, and the cheese usually contains tiny amounts of water. Due to this factor, the integrity of the cheese’s flavor and texture isn’t rapidly compromised.

However, after a significant period of freezing, Kraft Singles American cheese will start to lose its original texture. Factors like freezer burn can also contribute to the deterioration of the cheese’s texture if it wasn’t properly packed before freezing.

Frozen American cheese can last for up to 3 months. You should know that the cheese’s texture after thawing is best used for cooking. This means that you aren’t expected to freeze cheese that isn’t intended for cooking on a later date.  

How to Freeze Kraft Singles

Kraft Singles American cheese slices aren’t made by cutting slices off blocks of cheese. Instead, each slice is manufactured independently and packaged along with other slices. Here is how to freeze Kraft Singles American cheese slices:

Since Kraft Singles are processed to last long without freezing, there isn’t much involved in preparing them for the freezer. The cheese slices are wrapped in a packaging that protects them when placed in the freezer. This means that the unopened packs of your Kraft Singles American cheese slices should remain unopened when you want to freeze them.

Next, you should get hold of a plastic freezer bag and proceed to vacuum the air out of it. Vacuum sealing of frozen foods helps to minimize the growth of bacteria. You can use an automatic vacuuming and sealing machine to remove air from inside the bag – a mechanical pump can also be used to suck air out of the freezer-safe bag.

One the unopened packs of cheese slices have been secured inside the vacuum sealed bag, proceed to write the current date on the bag with a marker – this ensures that you don’t forget how long the cheese has been in the freezer.

When frozen cheese slices are brought out of the freezer to be thawed, there’s a possibility that the cheese sticks to the plastic wrapping. To prevent that from happening, you can make use of waxed paper.

Remove each Kraft Singles cheese slice from inside their individual wrappers and arrange them in layers with waxed paper between them. After that, secure the layered cheese slices in plastic bags that can be resealed. Make sure to remove surplus air from the plastic bags before placing them in the freezer – you should also remember to label the bag with the present date.  

How to Defrost Frozen Kraft Singles Cheese Slices

After the Kraft Singles cheese slices have been hardened inside the freezer, you’ll eventually want to take them out and use for cooking. There are a couple of methods that can be used to defrost your frozen cheese slices.

One easy method is to place the frozen cheese slices inside the refrigerator and allow them to defrost gradually over a period of about 2 days. Although this method may seem long, it is quite good. Defrosting cheese slices in the refrigerator helps to keep the cheese moist and protect its flavors and texture.  

If you can’t wait two days for the refrigerator defrosting, you can simply put out the cheese slices on the kitchen countertop. After about 3 hours, the cheese will have totally defrosted, but the texture would have been compromised due to loss of moisture.

The last method, which is the fastest, is to use a microwave oven. Microwaving cheese is safest with cheeses that have a harder texture. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Questions generally asked about frozen Kraft Singles are:  

Can I Thaw Frozen Kraft Singles in the Refrigerator?

Yes you can. In fact, thawing frozen cheese slices is best done in a refrigerator. The refrigerator is able to conserve most of the cheese’s original flavors and texture. However, you should know that this method takes a longer period – about 2 days. If you won’t be able to wait that long, put the cheese on the countertop to defrost.

How Long Can I Freeze Kraft Singles For?

If frozen in the unopened packaging, Kraft Singles can last for up to 3 months in the freezer. The packaging is manufactured to be freezer-safe. However, you should always have it in mind that the texture of the cheese and flavor will most likely be compromised when being thawed on a later date.

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